Global corporate giant Amazon’s culture of overwork has been revealed in a New York Times exposé. RealKM has previously looked at the gap between the Amazon depicted in the exposé and the perceptions of its CEO.
The research is clear: beyond ~40–50 hours per week, the marginal returns from additional work decrease rapidly and quickly become negative.
Moskovitz recommends cultural change, saying that he wishes he had achieved a better work-life balance while he was at Facebook. He dismisses the notion that this would have made Facebook less successful:
Actually, I believe I would have been more effective: a better leader and a more focused employee.
What does the research say about work-life balance?